SUPERBYTE 2013 – CHIPTUNE, RETRO GAMING & 8 BIT ARTS WEEKENDER
In September 2012 we hosted SuperByte 2012 – a musical and cultural first for Manchester in the form of an all day micromusic and retro gaming festival which was one of the largest of its kind in the UK.
On Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of September 2013, the UK and international micromusic community will descend on Jabez Clegg in Manchester for two days of live music, visual arts, retro gaming and more as part of SuperByte 2013 - an event which is looking to be bigger, bolder and bleepier than its 2012 counterpart.
Chiptune (or micromusic as we like to call it) is music which is produced on, or takes inspiration from the sounds of vintage video game hardware or computer systems; using outdated technology to produce mind-blowing audio and visual spectacles which defy the limits of the hardware.
MegaByte, the collective of promoters, artists and DJ’s who hosted SuperByte 2012, have joined forces with seminal ‘net label CalmDownKidder (promoters of Liverpool’s Chipfest events) for 2013’s event which will feature an impressive line up of UK-based and international micromusicians, visual artists and DJ’s representing the cream of the chiptune and retro-tech scene. The confirmed line up includes:
8 BIT WEAPON | BROKEN BIT | COMPTROLLER | EAT RABBIT | GWEM | KEFF | MENEO | MIZKAI | NORDLOEF | ORGAN FREEMAN | SABREPULSE | SHIROBON | SKIP CLOUD | TDK | ULTRASYD | WHITELY | HELLOCATFOOD | LASTKNIGHT | JAYSON H | ROSA MENKMAN | SPECTRUM | 8GB + MORE.
Alongside live music and visuals arts from over 30 artists, the event will a retro gaming area, a retro-tech market space, film art exhibitions, workshops and much more to present what we hope will build on the immense success of 2012’s event to become one of the biggest events of its kind in the UK to date.
More than just a music festival, we’re working to create a grass roots community of like minded people in the North West UK and to provide a platform for networking, the sharing of ideas and skills. While showcasing the work of some of the amazing local and international musicians and artists within the chipmusic community, we’re always working to attract new audiences to this exciting and unique style of music and art and create the ultimate party atmosphere.
Between January and March we raised over £2500 via our Kickstarter campaign which offered early bird tickets and exclusive merchandise to our supporters, setting us well on the way to making the festival a success.
For further information please contact: Adrian Thompson